Join us in the museum auditorium for a showing of “Storm Warriors: The U.S. Life-Saving Service,” which tells the dramatic story of shipwrecks and rescues of the United States Life-Saving Service, the precursor to the U.S. Coast Guard. Films selected in the Maritime Matinee series...

Through interviews, historic footage, and re-enactments, this 55-minute  documentary from Third Wave Films provides an in-depth look at the United States Life-Saving Service. Follow the story of the USLSS—from why it was created to the many rescues the service provided over the years....

Join Associate Education Curator for a selection of maritime stories she'd never tell before 5 p.m. This program is rated R due to language, alcohol, and explicit content. Participants must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Laugh, drink, and learn during this hour-long...

During each 30-minute session, caregivers and their infants (ages 0-2 years) will meet with a museum educator to discuss maritime topics, celebrate baby’s development, and work together to create a different maritime-themed DIY sensory activity or toy.  Examples of the featured DIY activities include waterplay bags,...

Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their caregivers participate in a maritime themed hands-on experience, craft, and activity during this program, which is offered every second Wednesday. Topics rotate between pirates, sharks, whales, and fish with a focus on both experience and exposure. Each program is 45-60...

Experience Outer Banks history and wildlife with a guided hike on Shackleford Banks, part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Participants will take a ferry to an undeveloped barrier island. This field trip requires hiking through sandy terrain for long distances. $30. Under 18 must...